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Case Study:  Reinforcements in MArch

Adding reinforcements in an arch ring is one effective method to strengthen masonry arches. To solve the strengthening effect using your calculator is certainly a very difficult job.

March provides an easy way out. Simply add steel bars and let the program show how much extra load carrying capacity the reinforcements can bring.

The following picture displays an example of a masonry arch bridge with the reinforcements under loading.